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NURS5056: Cancer and Haematology Nursing Science

2024 unit information

This unit of study will provide the scientific basis for cancer and haematology nursing practice. Students will examine, in detail, biological concepts related to haemopoeisis, immunology, carcinogenesis, genetics and epigenetics. Recent advances in the understanding the biology of cancer will be critiqued. This unit of study will provide a framework and foundation for understanding the impact of both malignant disease and the therapeutic management. Biological and physiological principles that support cancer treatments will be reviewed in detail. A detailed understanding of the biology of malignant disease together with that of the physiological effect of treatment is imperative for developing skills and capacity in specialist cancer and haematology nursing practice. Strategies to support physiological function and manage complex clinical presentations will be examined with students undertaking critical appraisal of treatment guidelines.

Unit details and rules

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Nursing and Midwifery

Code NURS5056
Academic unit Nursing and Midwifery
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. apply knowledge of normal and altered physiology in cancer and haematology patients to physical and clinical assessment findings
  • LO2. evaluate the clinical management of cancer and haematology patients
  • LO3. critique research-based information that informs cancer and haematology nursing practice.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Block mode Mallett Street, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 1 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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